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The difference between payroll run dates and pay dates

A pay date -- the day on which workers are paid (paper checks are printed or direct deposit payments post to accounts) -- occurs after the payroll run date, which is the day on which an administrator runs payroll.

For example, if an administrator has a payroll run date of Monday, November 12, the pay date would be Friday, November 16 (assuming they have a 4-day block period).

How do I find when my payroll run date is?

First things first, you'll need to know if your company is on a 4 day or 2 day block period. This will be displayed on a banner on the Settings tab of your Payroll app.

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Once you know your block period, or payroll processing time, you can determine when your payroll run date will need to be in order to have your desired pay date. This will also be displayed in calendar format on the Overview page of the Payroll app. 

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So your payroll run date will be (at minimum) 2 or 4 business days prior to your pay date.

Can I change our block period?

If you are currently on a 4 day block period, you can contact Zenefits Customer Care to request a 2 day block period.

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